Asia Payne, MD
Where I am from: I grew up in the suburbs of Memphis, TN. I then attended the illustrious Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where I majored in Biology and completed a dual BS/MS Masters in Neuroscience program through Morehouse School of Medicine. I then received my MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine where I was involved in pediatric headache research and intellectual and developmental disability advocacy.
Where I am going: I have lots of interests right now, but I find epilepsy, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology and neonatal neurology interesting. I’m hoping to chart a career that allows me time to complete clinical research and teach at an academic hospital.
Why I am here: I have always admired St. Louis Children’s Hospital and WashU for its cutting edge research and commitment to clinical excellence. I knew I found a home with this program when I realized that this program gave me everything I wanted in a program: opportunities for cutting-edge research, a supportive clinical learning environment, a mid-sized city with lots of culture and a hospital culture that cultivates leaders.